When you’re thinking about visiting the Sacramento Zoo, it’s easy to get swept up with excitement at all the epic adventures just waiting for you inside the entrance! Before you jump in your car, here are some amazing tips on ways to save on your next visit.
Sacramento Area Museum Day – ½ priced admission
With 26 museums and local destinations participating in this celebratory year, the 20th Annual Sacramento Museum Day takes place on Saturday, February 3. The special day is highlighted by 26 local museums opening their doors for free or half-priced admission to the community. Most of the museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking and traffic control costs.
Wells Fargo Wednesdays
Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo, the first Wednesday of each month is Wells Fargo Wednesday! Up to four children ages 2-11 will receive free admission to the Sacramento Zoo with a paid adult.
Christmas Eve PJ Day
Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo for the most comfortable Christmas tradition, you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas! From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, zoo admission is free for the whole family. Wear your best PJs and spend your holidays with the animals at the Sacramento Zoo.
Sacramento Library Discover & Go
Discover & Go is a nationally-recognized partnership between libraries and cultural attractions offering library cardholders from every community, age group and economic background, free and low-cost tickets to world-class museums, theaters, aquariums, zoos and science centers. Through this program, the Sacramento Zoo offers 50 percent off for one adult and one child, Monday thru Friday. Reserve your coupon at the Discover & Go site in advance to take advantage of this offer.
There are various local magazines that have buy-one-get-one coupons, including the Sacramento Magazine Visitor’s Guide and the Sacramento Parent Sourcebook. All of these publications can be found online and the zoo accepts both print and mobile versions of the BOGO.
Membership is one of the best family investments you can make. The average family need only visit the Sacramento Zoo two to three times per year to cover the cost of a membership. In addition to being able to visit the zoo as often as desired, you no longer have the concern of staying for a certain time period to get your money’s worth. Drop by for a morning walk, a quick lunch, or an afternoon of play, and then bring everyone back for a weekend event. Membership includes admission to the zoo all year, free or reduced admission to over 150 Association of Zoos and aquariums partnering zoos and aquariums, access to member-only events, great deals on special event tickets, and more!
The Sacramento Zoo strives to provide an outdoor educational experience to children of all ages regardless of their economic level. We offer many ways for children to foster an understanding and appreciation of wildlife through ZooMobiles which bring the zoo to your classroom and summer camp. In an effort to continue to reach this goal, we proudly offer several grants to qualifying schools and families to allow them to experience the zoo.
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